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Hal Takier and Betty Roeser

Stage Name

Birth Name

The Savoy's

Hal Chevoor

Hal and Betty Takier Betty Roeser

   Hal and Betty Takier were also known as 'the Savoys' after a swing dance step done as a sideXSide pattern. The Takier's danced in many dance contests, exhibitions and movies. This couple were also a part of 'the Ray Rand Swingers,' a local Los Angeles swing dance troupe. Noted as 'one of the innovators' of the Balboa, which they still danced up untill Hal's death in 2005.

   In 1939 Hal and Betty placed second in the 'International Swing Jam', held at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, which was sponsored by the legendary Palomar Ballroom held on Sunday, June 18, 1939. Hal and Betty would go on to win the coveted'Harvest Moon Ball' Jitterbug contest held at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1948. They were nominated and inducted into the 1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame ( Shining Star Award.)

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Birth Place

Birth Date



(Hal) - n/a 1916- 2005 Betty Roeser (dvc,) Marge n/a
(Betty) - n/a 1915-1970s? Hal Takier  
  (Marge) - n/a n/a Hal Takier  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Swing & Balboa Music

Balboa Alice 'Scotty' Scott $ Live at the Hollywood Palladium
Ballroom Billie Smith $ Holywood Swing and Jazz
Hollywood Style Lindy Each Other $ Back to Balboa: (Stan Kenton)
Jig Trot Marge Takier $ Sentimental Gentleman (Dorsey)
Jitterbug       $ Begin th Beguine (Artie Shaw)
West Coast Swing      

Night Clubs


Marcus Balboa Videos

Bobbie McGees (Brea) n/a $ Balboa & Bal Swing #1
Lion D'Or (Downey)       $ Balboa & Bal Swing #2
Hollywood Palladium (Hollywood, CA)       $ Balboa & Bal Swing #3
Palomar Ballroom (Los Angeles)            
Rendezvous Ballroom (Newport Beach)            

Video Clips




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1939 - Naughty But Nice George Jessel Show 1948 - Harvest Moon Ball
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1940 - Let's Make Music      
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1943 - Maharaja       6/1/1939 - International Swing Jam
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1945 - Boogie Woogie            
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1946 - Junior Prom ( Collins Chor)            
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1945 - Twice Blessed ( Arthur Walsh Chor)